Lady Liberty’s Crown Opens July 4th, First Time Since 9/11

Lady Liberty’s Crown Opens July 4th, First Time Since 9/11

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statue-liberty-crown.jpgToday will mark the first time visitors can tour the crown of the Statue of Liberty since it was closed following the 9/11 attacks.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will officially reopen the crown to the public this morning. About 20 lucky visitors will be among the first to climb the 354 steps to the top, but thanks to the power of technology, everyone can join in the celebration.  The public can view photos of the day’s events on Flickr and follow Lady Liberty on Twitter.

About 240 visitors per day will be able to tour the crown, but you can visit the Statue of Liberty anytime from home by taking the new Statue of Liberty National Monument virtual tour.

Read all about Lady Liberty activities and order crown reservations at www.nps.gov/stli

Katelyn Sabochik is the Director of New Media for the U.S. Department of the Interior

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